Woman Walks Ahead:

2018 deadCenter Film Festival

Friday, June 8 | 5:30 pm

*Online ticket sales are available to OKCMOA Film Society members only, beginning at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 24.


Woman Walks Ahead will be preceded by a special screening of the short film “Nan Isht Akokpachi (The Gift),” directed by local artist, Steven Judd. 

After returning home from his grandfather’s funeral, a young Native American boy opens a mysterious gift bequeathed to him by his grandfather. 
 
Director Steven Judd | 2017 | 7 minutes 

Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain and Oscar winner Sam Rockwell star in this gorgeous drama about a widow that travels to Dakota in 1890 to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull. 

Based on true events, Woman Walks Ahead tells the story of Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes). Her arrival at Standing Rock is welcomed with open hostility by a US Army officer (Sam Rockwell), who has stationed troops around the Lakota reservation to undermine Native American claims to the land. As Catherine and Sitting Bull grow closer, and as their friendship—and his life—are threatened by imperious government forces, Catherine must contend with the violence that underlies her position. [A24]


Director Susanna White | 2017 | In English | R (for brief violence and language) | 102 minutes 

 

 

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